Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1970-11-08
Dire Wolf, I Know You Rider, Dark Hollow, Rosalie McFall, El Paso, Operator, Ripple, Friend Of The Devil, Wake Up Little Susie, Uncle John's Band
Morning Dew, Me & My Uncle, Mystery Train-> My Babe, Around & Around, New Orleans-> Searchin', It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Casey Jones, Truckin'-> Dark Star-> The Main Ten-> Dancin' In The Streets, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away-> Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin'
First set acoustic Other artist(s): NRPS
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Capitol TheaterLocation Port Chester, NYSource source: aud reel master taped by Marty Weinberg; akg d190e > uher 4000L; transferred by Michael Parish; the following were used as patch sources: Jerry Moore's 1st gen reel of Marty's mar and Ken Lee's aud cassette master; assembled by Rob BergerTaped by Marty WeinbergTransferred by Rob Berger and Morgan Evans
thanks to Morgan Evans,this seed features
a big upgraded portion of Marty's recording
that is new to common circulation.
the following were used as patch sources:
+ = Jerry Moore's 1st gen reel of Marty's mar
transferred by Rob Berger shinid 119787
* = Ken Lee's aud cassette master
transferred by John Jay Hance shnid 26975
assembled by Rob Berger 2013
February 25, 2017
It's an interesting 4-day run with NRPS sets, acoustic sets and electric sets.The run was their 3rd time at the theater in '70. The shows are about the same but this one used to get quite a bit of attention (I'm not sure that's still true) in trading circles, to the point where some called it the best of '70. It's not (compare to 1/2, 2/11, 4/25, 5/1, 5/15), but it's one of the more interesting shows from an historical perspective, all due to song choice. A playful night.
First Set. Acoustic. I Know You Rider is unusually downtempo and played as trad folk, not Dead. This works for Rosalie McFall. This is the final Operator though not one of the better ones. Ripple is near-perfect playing, with a recording nearly ruined by arrhythmic clapping from the punters ("stop the stupid clapping - unco odinated", says guy). Friend of the Devil is a perfect example of the original arrangement (albeit not the best AUD). Wake Up Little Susie is also the last one. Uncle John's is also played perfectly.
Second Set. Electric. The first half of the set is played average for '70; until the anomalies. Mystery Train is the only one (Pig probably knew Jr Parker's version more than Presley's). With its simple structure it comes off okay - it was a standard for Jer solo. It's also the only time they played Little Walter's My Babe - tentatively. Followed by the first Around & Around (still shaky), before it was changed from the key of C to A. New Orleans was usually played in the NRPS set; they just moved it to here. Bobby gives his all. This is the only time they let Pig cover the Coasters' Searchin'. The results of this sequence are fun but more for the set list history buffs. It's Casey Jones where the set takes off. And Truckin'. The two hits back to back! Dark Star has the first verse only and then becomes wildly Sci-FI, with bells and drones. The jam out of it was the final (specific) The Main Ten. The rest is average but the Goin' Down the Road is a bit different. It was still new and experimental. The set/show is worth hearing once - they're having one this night and they sure get everybody on their feet.
1st Set: B
2nd Set: C+
Overall = 3¼ stars
Rosalie McFall - tightest of 1st set
Ripple - played perfectly but noisy AUD
Friend of the Devil - the early arrangement
Uncle John's Band - just about perfect
Casey Jones - when it excited them to play it
Truckin' - the heads still loved the new song
Dark Star - one of 70's most original
Goin' Down the Road - new & still evolving
SOURCES: Some are pitched too slow (like warner.17184). The bergercomposite compiles the best of all available sources for each song or grouping, though it needs some pitch correction. The First Set needs +1% from Dark Hollow on. The Second Set needs +1% for all but Morning Dew and Around.
June 5, 2015
Even better!!! Nice upgrade indeed.